What American Women Did, 1789–1920
A Year-by-Year Reference
About the Book
This reference book chronicles what American women did from the emergence of the republic through the end of World War I and the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment. A broad spectrum of activities are depicted, showing their many accomplishments and how their activities affected the world around them. It was an era of great transition for all women.
A who’s who of American women and some men (those who showed great support or, ironically, great opposition to women’s reform) are described one year at a time, beginning with 1789 and ending with 1920. Each year’s activities are organized into seven possible categories: domesticity, work, education, religion, the arts, the law and politics, and joining forces. The book is thoroughly indexed.
About the Author(s)
Linda Miles Coppens
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: 67 photos, tables, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2007 
Table of Contents
What American Women Did, 1789-1920 3
Appendix: Tables 223
Book Reviews & Awards
“comprehensive view of the impact women had on national life…recommended”—Booklist; “an extensive bibliography and a comprehensive index…written in an easy-to-read conservational style…reference that, while valuable as a research tool for reports, many readers will want to read cover to cover for the story that it reveals about the accomplishments of women through the years”—ARBA; “a wide assortment of activities and personal endeavors…useful”—School Library Journal; “a must-have…thoroughly indexed…straightforward style”—Public Library Quarterly; “valuable…provides more depth [than the competition]…unique”—Feminist Collections; “a very thorough index…recommended”—Reference Reviews; “clear”—Choice.